Staying alive in the global automotive industry: what can developing economies learn from South Africa about linking into global automotive value chains?

 

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dc.contributor.author Barnes, Justin
dc.contributor.author Morris, Mike
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-26T13:22:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-26T13:22:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Barnes, J., & Morris, M. (2008). Staying alive in the global automotive industry: what can developing economies learn from South Africa about linking into global automotive value chains?. The European journal of development research, 20(1), 31-55. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0957-8811 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21567
dc.description.abstract The insertion of the South African automotive industry into the global mainstream of vehicle manufacturing highlights a number of valuable analytical lessons for developing country automotive economies. The global value chains that dominate the automotive industry have fostered substantial upgrading within the South African automotive industry but pervasive international trends also limit the opportunities for value addition and more substantial increases in vehicle output. Key trends in this regard relate to tightening market conditions in the developed economies into which South African vehicle producers and automotive component manufacturers supply, excess global production capacity and the emergence of new low cost production locations principally in Asia. The benefits to the South African automotive industry of engaging in global value chains are clear but the long term sustainability and development of the industry remain in question. The importance of industrial policy in shaping any national industry's insertion into global value chains, as well as the need for ongoing upgrading and adoption of world class manufacturing standards is stressed as pivotal to maximising the gains that can be derived from insertion into global automotive value chains.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong> global automotive value chains; industrial policy; world class manufacturing; South Africa; competitiveness; developing economy automotive producers en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_ZA
dc.source The European Journal of Development Research en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/41287
dc.subject.other Global automotive value chains
dc.subject.other Idustrial policy
dc.subject.other World class manufacturing
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.title Staying alive in the global automotive industry: what can developing economies learn from South Africa about linking into global automotive value chains? en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-08-26T12:43:47Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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